Introductions Hello Everyone From SE London

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Mellenchip86, Monday 12th Sep, 2016.

  1. Mellenchip86 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Matthew London
    Hi all. Just wanted to say hello and thank you all for your great contributions to this forum! I have already founderway lots of great info. I have a 1999 S Reg Honda Accord ES automatic. The car was a stopgap for £450 bought last year but I totally love the car! Since I've had her I have done the following work to her myself.
    - Anti roll bar drop links front
    - Anti roll bar bushes front and rear
    - Lower ball joints
    - Upper control arms
    - track rod ends.
    - 4 new tyres
    - oil and filter service x 2
    - Cabin filter
    - LED headlight upgrade
    - Automatic transmission fluid change with genuine honda fluid
    -Power steering fluid flush with genuine honda fluid
    - Air conditioning recharge and clean (leak then found)

    I have still a long list of things to do mostly cosmetic, including
    - New bonnet (paint faded)
    - Refurbish alloy wheels
    - Paint windcreep wiper arms
    - New aerial mast (bent and doesn't raise)
    - Fix climate control lights
    - Fix air conditioning
    - new driver seat (torn)
    - wrap interior trim
    - new boot seal
    - repaint bumpers and wing mirrors
    - fit bluetooth/aux to stock stereo
    - changel dials to white led bulbs
    -full service including plugs, leads etc
    - valve clearances

    I think that's it! For now anyway. :Smile: I'm quite handy with a spanner so will do most of this myself. This is likely a long term project, but I'd like to make her look as good as she can. All help and advice is appreciated. I'll still up so pics when I can. She's looking a bit rough but drives perfectly now all the suspension issues are sorted. 14736693860182057403597. 1473669438719-1648463059. 1473669462924902057267.
  2. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

    Hello @Mellenchip86 and welcome to HK from a fellow SE member.

    Love these 6th Generation Accords and have always wanted one. Seems like you have done a lot of work on the car and you got plans for it.

    Please take plenty of photos when you do these jobs.

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  3. Mellenchip86 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Matthew London
    Hi legend-ary! To be honest it needed more work than I thought it would when I bought it but I've put 10k miles on it in 12 months and it's never skipped a beat. I will be getting the headlights sorted this week as well so will post that up.
  4. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom andy shropshire
    welcome aboard mate looks like it will been a fully nice motor and well done on work you have done :gohonda: are strong and there autos good.
  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :welcome: to HK @Mellenchip86
    Are you going to polish up those headlights. It'll make a huge difference on the light beams hitting the road.
  6. Mellenchip86 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Matthew London
    Yes I'm planning to do that this week. Possibly this evening. They look terrible at the moment!
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    That's great. Don't forget some before and after pictures in your Project Log.
  8. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom andy shropshire
    I've polished my head lights up and made big difference mate so it worth doing them...
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  9. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Welcome to HondaKarma @Mellenchip86 and what a great introduction!


    Will be watching your project log with interest. Would be great if you could do some DIY guides to help other members too.

  10. 1066Boy Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Welcome mate from the south coast. Nice looking car, its a credit to the work you have put in. :Niceone:
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  12. Primarycare Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    United Kingdom Primary c Northampton
    Hey bud you do like hard work I get that but man when she is done she will look great!! Iights such an easy job but makes a big visual impact. Well I better go you got work to do!
    Just wanted to say Welcome bud those cars are terrific I tried to get one years ago a Type-V but sadly it was sold. Welcome and keep us updated on how your work is going :Smile:
  13. Mellenchip86 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Matthew London
    Thanks for all the encouragement everyone :Smile: I think I am a bit mad, but hey, everyone needs a hobby. Lol. I will try and get some more pics up this weekend once I've done the lights and given her a good clean. Silver is very forgiving with showing the grime so it's been a while!
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  14. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Now that you are an active member please note that you are eligible to vote for the Honda of the Month and other awards to members
  15. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Welcome to HondaKarma @Mellenchip86 :Hey:

    You're giving her plenty of TLC, that's great to see, she's one lucky girl.
  16. Mellenchip86 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Matthew London
    Thanks @SpeedyGee :Smile: knowing when to stop seems to be my main problem at the moment!